Some of our most detailed local maps come from an unlikely source. Although they were originally created for the purpose of calculating fire insurance rates, these plans have become a valuable tool for historical research. Furthermore, they are just plain fun to look at!
The 1911 City of Kingston Fire Insurance Plan is available both in the Special Collections Room (in printed form) and on the website of Library and Archives Canada (linked below).
The following sets of fire insurance plans can be found in the Special Collections Room at the Central Branch on Johnson Street. They are not yet available online:
- 1893 Village of Odessa
- 1898 Village of Sydenham
- 1904 Village of Yarker
- 1924 (revised to 1929) City of Kingston
- 1947 City of Kingston
- 1963 City of Kingston
Print copies of the City of Kingston Insurance Plans are a part of KFPL's Special Collection.